Georg Solti

1912 - 1997

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Sir Georg Solti, (; Hungarian: [ˈʃolti]; born György Stern; 21 October 1912 – 5 September 1997) was a Hungarian-British orchestral and operatic conductor, known for his appearances with opera companies in Munich, Frankfurt and London, and as a long-serving music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Born in Budapest, he studied there with Béla Bartók, Leó Weiner and Ernő Dohnányi. In the 1930s, he was a répétiteur at the Hungarian State Opera and worked at the Salzburg Festival for Arturo Toscanini. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Georg Solti has received more than 1,119,685 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Georg Solti is the 13th most popular conductor (up from 20th in 2019), the 96th most popular biography from Hungary (up from 144th in 2019) and the most popular Hungarian Conductor.

Georg Solti is most famous for being the conductor of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra from 1969-1991. He is also most famous for his work with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Salzburg Festival.

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Among conductors, Georg Solti ranks 13 out of 97Before him are Zubin Mehta, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Lorin Maazel, Bruno Walter, Karl Böhm, and Riccardo Muti. After him are Otto Klemperer, Seiji Ozawa, Rafael Kubelík, Herbert Blomstedt, Kurt Masur, and John Philip Sousa.

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Among people born in 1912, Georg Solti ranks 48Before him are Chien-Shiung Wu, Juan Pujol García, Don Siegel, Kim Philby, Isser Harel, and Ghazi of Iraq. After him are Taiichi Ohno, Minoru Yamasaki, Elsa Morante, Cornel Wilde, Pedro Armendáriz, and Tibor Sekelj. Among people deceased in 1997, Georg Solti ranks 47Before him are Cornelius Castoriadis, John Denver, Dodi Fayed, John Eccles, Chaim Herzog, and Marco Ferreri. After him are Stéphane Grappelli, Carl Gustav Hempel, John Kendrew, Israel Kamakawiwoʻole, Bulat Okudzhava, and Louis, Prince Napoléon.

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In Hungary

Among people born in Hungary, Georg Solti ranks 96 out of 696Before him are George Andrew Olah (1927), István Szabó (1938), Georg von Békésy (1899), John Harsanyi (1920), George Pólya (1887), and Ágnes Heller (1929). After him are József Bozsik (1925), John Corvinus (1473), Ferdinand Čatloš (1895), Gyula Grosics (1926), József Mindszenty (1892), and György Cziffra (1921).

Among CONDUCTORS In Hungary

Among conductors born in Hungary, Georg Solti ranks 1After him are George Szell (1897), Fritz Reiner (1888), Antal Doráti (1906), and Iván Fischer (1951).